BHS, WHS athletes turn toward college careers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood and Westwood High Schools had their share of college signees and one preferred walk-on last Wednesday, mostly in football but also in swimming, baseball, and lacrosse. Blythewood’s Brandon Edwards will walk on to the USC football team, while teammates Chase Atkinson signed with Syracuse, Josh Strickland with Limestone and Bryan Cosby with […]

Blythewood QB, WR helps lead East in Metro Bowl win

WEST COLUMBIA – The East offense had a distinctive Blythewood touch in the East-West Metro Bowl Friday night at Brookland-Cayce stadium. Bengals quarterback Josh Strickland saw significant time under center, while his favorite target on the night of East’s 19-17 victory over the West was none other than teammate David Patten. “It was really fun […]

Bengals Honored

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School inducted its first Athletic Hall of Fame class on October 31 in a banquet at Columbia Country Club. The inaugural class of honorees included Nicole Quinlan Durig (class of 2008 – volleyball and track), Jeff Scott, second from left, (first varsity football coach; first AAA state championship), Richard Mounce (class […]

Blythewood falls short in fourth

LAURENS – The Blythewood football team’s regular season ended on a low note, with Spring Valley topping the Bengals 42-21 to knock them back into an at-large bid in the upper state bracket of the Class 5A playoffs. Blythewood may have backed into the postseason, but once at Laurens District 55’s K.C. Hanna Stadium, the […]

Blythewood XC heads to Qualifiers

COLUMBIA – Blythewood Boys Cross Country took second at last week’s Region 4-5A Meet, finishing with an average 18:11 time, just behind Spring Valley. Christian Pearson was the first Bengal finisher with a time of 17:13.33, good enough for third place. Daniel Turnipseed finished in seventh with a time of 17:55.26, and Michael Stevens finished […]

Vikings squeeze by Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood had a chance to right its late-season slump Friday night. The Bengals looked to shake off a tough 23-20 loss at Lugoff-Elgin last week, and a win over Spring Valley at District Two Stadium would give the Bengals a third seed in the Class 5A playoffs that start next week. Unfortunately for […]

Bengals fall to Lugoff-Elgin

LUGOFF – Blythewood held a 14-0 lead going toward halftime at Lugoff-Elgin, but the Demons rallied for 23-20 victory Friday night at Demons Stadium. Blythewood (5-4, 1-2) lands in a three-way tie with Irmo and Spring Valley for third place in Region 5-4A with the loss. After going scoreless for most off the first half, […]

Blythewood falls to Sumter

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood may not have put a scare in the Sumter football team Friday night, but the Bengals made the Gamecocks work. Sumter built a 14-0 lead and went up 21-7 by the half en route to a  28-7 victory at Richland District Two Stadium, but Blythewood pestered the Gamecocks all night and limited […]

Bengals survive 4th quarter surge

IRMO – Blythewood’s Region 3-5A opener was a blowout—before it wasn’t—Friday night at Irmo’s W. C. Hawkins Stadium. The Bengals controlled the tempo and steadily built a 42-14 lead late that lasted late in the third quarter. Irmo responded with three fourth-quarter scores that if anything, made the 42-35 final look like a respectable defeat. […]

Blythewood levels Beaufort

BEAUFORT – Ready to shake off last week’s overwhelming loss to 3-time state champion Dutch Fork, Blythewood hit the road to the Lowcountry Friday night and went straight to work with Beaufort. The Bengals (4-2) scored on their first eight possessions of the game and walloped the Eagles 56-14 at Beaufort Stadium. Josh Burrell and […]